Workshop H

Workshop H in Room Dare

Hook, line and sinker – hooking children into a book and how to get the most of out of their writing.

The workshop will examine ways of developing hooks into a range of books and topics and how these can be used at key points throughout a unit of work. It will also explore how to use one text to drive learning forward in a number of areas in order to immerse children into a text including using one book to support writing for a range of purposes.


Sophie Merrill has been a teacher for 14 years mostly across key stage 2. She is currently a year 6 teacher and curriculum leader at her school in Manchester.

Sophie is an art specialist and has delivered CPD to schools and trainee teachers as well as speaking at a number of education conferences. She has a passion for creativity and cross curricular learning which she strives to ensure drives learning forward within her classroom.